Communicating With Your Health Care Provider
A Video Production from Cornell Educational
Television Center, Media and Technology Services
||Short video designed for kiosk display in doctor's office with high
percentage of Medicaid patients. (Two completely different versions English
|As production assistant, I was involved in all aspects of production,
including final edit. We began by setting up focus groups, consisting
of Medicaid patients (potential audience). Assisted with taping (audio);
got story ideas, discussed storyline with producer.
||Researched specific diagnosis and treatment plans; provided lengthy
storyboard outline with information on cultural issues affecting communication
styles; located talent for Hispanic and English versions. (Producer Gary
Ingraham wrote dramatic scripts.)
|Helped light, dress sets, gel windows, etc. for three location shoots.
The guys had fun teaching me names of things like "half spun" (versus
"full spun") as well as the classic "C-47s." ["Hey, Trace, go get me a
bunch of those C-47s, ok?" Tracey, sheepishly, "Uh...C-47s? What exactly
are they?" Turns out C-47s are clothespins!]
"[The new videos] are excellent! The message
is clear, easy to understand, not boring or too long. I particularly
liked the Spanish version...[in which] some of the identified barriers
among Hispanic community in regard to effective use of preventive health
care and corresponding solutions are presented in a very simple way.
Regional social services client
for Cornell Media Services video,
Communicating with Your Health Care Provider
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